Scandinavian Wreath Cookies

ForeignChristmas Cookies 3/4 cup butter, softened3/4 cup shortening1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided2 eggs2 teaspoons grated orange rind4 cups all-purpose flour1 egg white Cream butter and shortening; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs; beat well. Stir in orange rind. Gradually add flour, stirring well. Chill dough 1 … Continue reading Scandinavian Wreath Cookies

Sand Tarts

Rolled and Sliced CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine2 cups sugar2 eggs1 egg, separated2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 cups all-purpose flourCinnamonAdditional sugar Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 2 cups sugar, beating well. Add eggs and egg yolk; beat well. Stir in vanilla. Add flour; mix well. Roll to 1/4-inch thickness on … Continue reading Sand Tarts

Carrot-Orange Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 3/4 cup shortening3/4 cup sugar1 cup mashed, cooked carrots1 egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 teaspoon orange extract2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup chopped pecans Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add carrots, egg, vanilla, and orange extract; beat … Continue reading Carrot-Orange Cookies

Lizzies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 4 eggs2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)1 teaspoon baking soda3 tablespoons milk2/3 cup bourbon1 pound chopped raisins or chopped dates1 (8 ounce) package candied cherries, chopped1 (8 ounce) package candied pineapple, … Continue reading Lizzies

Christmas Fruitcake Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1 cup butter, softened1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 (8 ounce) packages chopped pitted dates3 cups chopped pecans1 (8 ounce) package candied yellow pineapple, chopped1 (8 ounce) package candied red cherries, cut into quarters Cream butter: gradually add sugar, beating until … Continue reading Christmas Fruitcake Cookies

Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 1/2 cup butter1 cup regular oats, uncooked1/4 cup milk1 egg beaten1 cup all-purpose flour1/2 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 cup raisins1/2 cup chopped pecans1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract Melt butter in top of a double boiler over simmering water; add oats … Continue reading Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Chocolate Rocks

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened2 cups firmly packed brown sugar2 eggs4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking powder1 cup raisins1 cup chopped pecans Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs,; beat well. Add melted chocolate and vanilla; beat well. Sift together … Continue reading Chocolate Rocks

Sour Cream Chocolate Drops

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate1/2 cup shortening, softened1 1/2 cups sugar2 eggs1 (8 ounce) carton commercial sour cream1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup corn flakes Melt chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Remove from heat, and … Continue reading Sour Cream Chocolate Drops

Brownie Drop Cookies

Drop CookiesChristmas Cookies 2 (4 ounce) packages sweet baking chocolate1 tablespoon butter or margarine2 eggs3/4 cup sugar1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/8 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 cup chopped pecans Melt chocolate and butter in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Beat eggs until foamy; gradually add sugar, beating 5 minutes or … Continue reading Brownie Drop Cookies